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Our Team

RangeCare’s strong reputation for delivering quality in-home, respite and social support services is because of its dedicated team who are kind, compassionate, and respectful. They offer dignified and empowering care to each of their clients.

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Board of Directors

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Leadership Team

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RangeCare Team

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Volunteers

Attentive Therapist

Client Advisory Group

Board of Directors

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Lenore Simpson
Chair 

Lenore has extensive leadership and management experience in the public, private and community sectors with a strong focus on service delivery in health and welfare both nationally and internationally. Lenore has provided guidance and technical expertise to developing and post war economies on health sector rationalisation, governance and the introduction of health funding models. Lenore holds qualifications in Business, Public Health and Health Administration and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and currently holds the role of Manager Strategy and Operational Planning with the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service.

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Alan Boyle 
Deputy Chair 

Alan Boyle moved to the Sunshine Coast hinterland in 2004. He has a corporate background as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Information Officer for a large public company. A life member of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries and the Governance Institute of Australia and retired Fellow of the Certified Practicing Accountants, he has also been involved in Not for Profit organisations including Royal NSW Institute for Deaf and Blind Children, North Sydney Community Hospital, and Lincoln Centre for Bone and Joint Diseases. He has served in various positions with the Probus Club of North Blackall Range Inc, including President on two occasions and is currently the Treasurer.

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Leigh Watkins
Director 

A talented leader, experienced and engaging communicator with considerable experience in developing innovative products and programs that deliver considerable value to customers, communities and businesses.  A combined 20 year plus experience base as a Director and Chair across Community and Corporate sectors.

Whilst Leigh is recognised as a business and community leader, many will also recognise him as an accomplished motorsport professional with a national title to his name. 

Early in his career, Leigh found considerable success in his technical role with Telstra where he quickly grew as a leader, mentor and trainer and continuing to develop his passion for the end to end delivery of significant projects.

Leigh has created two start up business, Simply Delicious a natural foods takeaway and he establishing the Blackburn & Lockwood real estate franchise in Bendigo.

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Dr Nita C Lester
Director 

Nita is a strategic leader with over 35 years of experience in both the educational and science fields. Nita has PhDs in these areas and was at the forefront of an award-winning innovative science programme providing outcomes in the leadership area of rare and threatened flora and flora while improving quality of learning for the future generations. For the past nine years, Nita has been a leader in the botanical art industry. Recently, Nita has assisted a number of families and small communities with health directives and future outcomes. Nita is passionate about community and wellbeing, and believes in transforming ideas into successful innovations to foster sustainable growth, hence her reason for her active involvement with RangeCare.

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Kenneth Winsor
Director 

Ken held various management roles in the retail industry over a period of fifteen years. After a further five years with a Manufacturers agent he became involved in building and managing a large Indoor Cricket Centre in Brisbane becoming Executive Director of Indoor Cricket Qld Inc. a role he held for fifteen years. While involved with The Indoor Sports Industry he also held honorary positions as National President of the Australian Indoor Cricket Federation & Chairman of the Sports Federation of Queensland.

Ken is still involved on the Annual Awards Selection Committee for the Queensland Sports Awards. He was awarded the Australian Sports Medal for service to sport in 2000.

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James Wilson-Smith
Director 

James is a barrister and non-executive director with extensive legal experience. He commenced legal practice in England in 1996 before moving to the Sunshine Coast with his family in 2006.  During his many years as a barrister,  James has developed a reputation for his integrity, and clear strategic thinking.  In addition to his legal qualifications James also has qualifications in economics and international relations and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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Greg Mannion
Executive Director

Greg moved to the Sunshine Coast from Tasmania in 2018. In Tasmania, he held a number of senior leadership roles in the electricity industry, before moving into the Aged Care Industry in 2012 as Business Manager.

He has a background and a multitude of qualifications in Finance, Psychology, Mediation, and Leadership. 

Greg was CEO of RangeCare for 3 years prior to joining the Board of Directors. 

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Carol Trevor
Independent Committee Member

Carol Trevor is currently the Director of Safety, Quality and Innovation at the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service. Carol has held a number of management roles within both the private and public health sector in particular in the area of patient safety and quality improvement. Carol has extensive experience and has provided advice and guidance in setting up Clinical and Corporate Governance Frameworks inclusive of supporting systems and processes for several hospital and health services. Carol is also a competent health care professional with over 35 years’ experience as a midwife and child health nurse. Carol is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has held Non- Executive Director positions. She is passionate about providing adequate care for our elderly and people with disabilities, hence her interest in working with RangeCare in setting up their Clinical Governance Framework.

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Leadership Team

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Gary Holland
Chief Operating Officer
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Amie Marriot
Corporate Services Manager
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Terry Lutteral
Operations Manager
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Kate Danielsen-Jensen
Services Manager
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Jess Garey
Business Development Manager
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Evan Watson
Financial Controller 
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Tania Collier 
Contract & Compliance Manager
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Annette Pinzone
Human Resources Manager
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Janene McCarthy
Field Team Manager - Flaxton & Maleny
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Sam Coe
Administration Manager
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Simone Laurent
Senior Registered Nurse
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RangeCare Team

Our people carry the heart of RangeCare

 

RangeCare’s strong reputation for delivering quality in-home, respite and social support services is because of its dedicated team of care support workers, nurses and domestic assistants who are kind, compassionate, and respectful. They offer dignified and empowering care to each of their clients.

 

Each support worker undergoes an extensive recruitment process to ensure that they are qualified, capable, trustworthy and reliable. Furthermore, all RangeCare employees are required to maintain a current National Police Check.

 

We also invest in the skills of our support workers through regular training sessions. This means that they are well equipped to deliver the high standard of care that our local community has come to expect. Support workers are also given regular opportunities to further their skills in the areas of disability care, medication management, and dementia care.

 

Our skilled, professional and caring workforce of more than 150 people includes three Registered Nurses, one of which is a Home Care Package Coordinator.

Our network of support workers operates with the backing of a dedicated administrative team responsible for billing and invoicing, scheduling and rostering, client liaison and communication, information technology, and fleet and facility management.

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Volunteers

RangeCare’s volunteers play a significant role in supporting both our clients and staff. We have an incredible team of over 150 volunteers who typically contribute over 10,000 hours of their time each year. This generosity allows RangeCare to support our clients in living their best life through delivering a comprehensive range of services. 

​We work with our volunteers to best match their skills and areas of interest with our organisational needs. We offer a welcoming and supportive team environment, with regular training workshops and events for volunteers. 

Our volunteers support the community through a wide range of roles, including:

  • Meals on Wheels volunteers collect and deliver nutritious meals to people’s homes in both Maleny and Flaxton/Mapleton 

  • Volunteer Drivers take clients to and from appointments

  • Kitchen Volunteers assist at the Cottage Social & Respite Centre in Flaxton, Nambour & Gympie

  • Day Respite Support Volunteers support social activities at our Day Respite Centres in Nambour, Flaxton & Gympie

  • Social Support Volunteers visit people in their homes or make regular phone calls to offer friendship and social support to older people

  • Op Shop Volunteers support the RangeCare Op Shop in Mapleton 

  • Office admin volunteers assist with various administration tasks such as preparing mail outs, collating information packs and data entry

  • RangeCare’s Board of Directors consist of elected volunteer members

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Client Advisory Group

The BRCG Client Advisory Group is an integral part of our organisation’s structure that ensures clients and their representatives have the opportunity to provide feedback, suggestions, and have their concerns heard by the service provider, and have input regarding the care and services they receive.

The Group consists of 5 clients or their representatives who represent the diversity of backgrounds and services applicable to RangeCare.

The Group meets on a quarterly basis. A representative of the group also attends the meeting of the Quality and Clinical Care Advisory group on a quarterly basis.

The Group Representatives

Beryl Horsfall (Chair)

Beryl resides in Nambour and is a Home Care Package client.

Helen Neville (Group representative to Quality and Clinical Care Advisory Group)

Helen resides in Nambour and is a Home Care Package client.

Diane Melloy

Diane resides in Woombye with her husband and is a Private fee-for-service client.

Anne Stafford

Anne resides in Tin Can Bay and is a Home Care Package client.

Marilyn Cook

Marilyn resides in Mapleton with her husband and is a Commonwealth Home Support Program client.

Wayne Hard

Wayne resides at Kureelpa and is a Home Care Package client.

 

The Client Advisory Group can be contacted via the group email client.advisory@brcg.org.au or by post addressed to:

BRCG Client Advisory Group C/-

Blackall Range Care Group

PO Box 140

Montville, QLD 4560

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Learn more about our Support Services

The team at RangeCare is here to help you navigate the wide range of in-home services and support programs we have available to our local community. 

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Your donation will help us go the extra mile in delivering kind, compassionate, and reliable in-home, respite, and social support services within our community.

What Our Clients Say...

It is more than three years since we joined Rangecare and I want to thank everyone who does something for us. The people who answer the phone and those who deliver meals and take us to Doctors etc. You treat us with dignity, with a happy smile on your faces. We appreciate everything you do for us. The Rangecare Family make life so much easier especially with us not having family close by. We look forward to hearing the doorbell and seeing you. You are here for us on good days and the bad days. We should tell you more often and not take you for granted. 
So a big THANK YOU to everyone from us both.

Ray & Shirley

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